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The ABCs of Death

The ABCs of Death
  • 2012
  • US/New Zealand
  • 123 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Various directors
  • Cast: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky
  • UK release: 26 April 2013

Horror directors from around the world each pick a letter, assign an appropriate deathly demise to said letter, then make a short film. Most are gags (often very sick gags mixed with plenty of toilet humour) but a few are completely straight and are still effective. Some that stand out for added praise include Marcel Sariento's D for Dogfight, Bruno Foranzi and Hélène Cattet's woozy O for Orgasm, Ben Wheatley's U of Unearthed and Xavier Gens' grisly X for XXL but there are plenty more nasty/funny/clever nuggets throughout.

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Directors Lee Hardcastle and Jake West on horror anthology The ABCs of Death

16 May 2013

The film also features short, sharp shocks from Ben Wheatley, Xavier Gens and Ti West

‘It’s a horror film anthology made up of 26 chapters, each directed by a separate director. Each segment is represented by a letter of the alphabet; the letter of the alphabet stands for a word which is relevant to that segment and that death.’ Lee…

The ABCs of Death

28 Feb 20134 stars

The 26 part horror anthology screened as part of FrightFest at Glasgow Film Festival 2013

26 shorts about death all rolled into just over two hours, as a horde of horror directors from around the world each pick a letter, assign an appropriate deathly demise to said letter, then make a (roughly) four minute film. As with all anthologies the…

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